Title: Last Seen Alone
Author: Laura Griffin
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Page Count: 334
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
When they face the most baffling missing person’s case of their careers, a fiercely ambitious lawyer and a homicide detective have no one to turn to for help except each other, from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.
Up-and-coming attorney Leigh Larson fights for victims of sexual extortion, harassment, and online abuse. She is not afraid to go after the sleaziest targets to get payback for her clients. Leigh is laser-focused on her career—to the exclusion of everything else—until a seemingly routine case and a determined cop turn her world upside down.
Austin homicide detective Brandon Reynolds is no stranger to midnight callouts. But when he gets summoned to an abandoned car on a desolate road, he quickly realizes he’s dealing with an unusual crime scene. A pool of blood in the nearby woods suggests a brutal homicide. But where is the victim? The vehicle is registered to twenty-six-year-old Vanessa Adams. Searching the car, all Brandon finds is a smear of blood and a business card for Leigh Larson, attorney-at-law.
Vanessa had hired Leigh just before her disappearance, but Leigh has no leads on who could have wanted her dead. Faced with bewildering evidence and shocking twists, Leigh and Brandon must work against the clock to chase down a ruthless criminal who is out for vengeance.
Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin is a romantic suspense novel. The story in Last Seen Alone is one that does change the point of view between the characters to give a glimpse into all sides of the story.
Brandon Reynolds is a homicide detective in Austin when he gets a call in the middle of the night to an unusual crime scene. A car has been found abandoned in a remote area and investigators have found a pool of blood that indicates something horrible has happened but no victims can be found.
Brandon follows evidence that the car belonged to a young woman, Vanessa, who is a client of Leigh Larson who had been hired to be her attorney. Brandon questions Leigh but she doesn’t know why anyone would hurt her new client but she can’t help but want to find out so she begins doing some investigation of her own into Brandon’s case.
Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin was a fast paced romantic suspense which I personally really enjoyed. I liked how the characters were brought together over an unusual crime scene and each brought their own to the investigation and the sparks that began to fly between them. Of course there are twists and turns along the way which is expected on the mystery side of the story along with some sparks on the romantic side making a nice combination.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Laura Griffin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books and novellas. She is a two-time RITA Award winner, and her book Desperate Girls was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by Publishers Weekly. Booklist magazine calls Laura’s popular Tracers series “the perfect mix of suspense and romance.”
Laura got her start in journalism before venturing into the world of suspense fiction. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Laura lives in Austin, Texas, where she is working on her next novel. Visit her website at http://www.lauragriffin.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor
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